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Grizzly bear12/02/2013 14:21:57
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John Stevenson12/02/2013 14:32:19
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I can't get the little bugger out the cab to have a go.

Philip Burman12/02/2013 20:43:23
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If you want to be a digger driver in China and have a big mortgage and hungry family - none. What do you think the little buggers' chances are of becoming an investment banker. As has always been the case when picking a career, check were the money is and who's the competition.


Ketan Swali12/02/2013 21:16:28
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Posted by Philip Burman on 12/02/2013 20:43:23:

What do you think the little buggers' chances are of becoming an investment banker.


In China, very good really. Process as follows: Join the Youth Communist Party. Do a lot of political party work, when you are older, join the army, become more politically active, become head of a first class Chinese bank, easy, ask any Chinese banker if you care to validate

Ketan at ARC.

Clive Farrar12/02/2013 21:24:44
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Well i say credit to him.

He is a much better driver than some of the morons i come across on my morning commute.


A Smith12/02/2013 21:57:14
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You can tell there aren't many rural types on here. Tractor driving at that age was quite common with my contemporaries. After all, if you're too small to lift a bale, you have to find something else useful to do when the grass is comming in.

Steve Withnell12/02/2013 22:09:25
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Philip Burman12/02/2013 22:33:28
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Posted by A Smith on 12/02/2013 21:57:14:

You can tell there aren't many rural types on here. Tractor driving at that age was quite common with my contemporaries. After all, if you're too small to lift a bale, you have to find something else useful to do when the grass is comming in.

There's not many living in this century either. To day in the West it's illegal. If you got caught you would go to jail for child abuse.


John McNamara13/02/2013 13:36:23
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Hi All

The new Fergie is a quad bike, quite a grim reaper in the hands of the inexperienced. Unfortunately commen sense does not prevail in their design, You would think after millions of fergies particularly the early unprotected ones the designers of quad bikes would have learned. Instead they are even easier to flip over. You need a roll cage and a low centre of gravity. just for a start. they have neither. proper training is essential.

Two of my sons schlool friends have paid the ultimate price using these machines.

Farm OH&S is a good thing

John McNamara

Sandy Morton13/02/2013 14:21:37
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I started to drive a Fergie tractor when I was 12. First mistake I made was when learning to plough - I was told to keep my eyes on something and steer straight towards it - I duly did but the cow moved!

Brian Warwick13/02/2013 16:26:23
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No Health and Safety in those days just good old common sense and a good tutor.


Strage I thought health & safety was common sence

jason spencer13/02/2013 16:42:42
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Health and safety now days has more to do with job protection for those who work in that area.
Boiler Bri13/02/2013 18:26:12
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OMG that would never happen here, would it?

Stub Mandrel13/02/2013 19:12:20
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My dad took me to an abandoned airfield to have ago at driving his Wolseley when I was about 10 or 12.


Speedy Builder513/02/2013 19:19:21
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China's soloution to the Pension problem - get em working at a younger age whilst us old buggers mess about with steam engines - Splendid. When will we adopt the same in the UK ?

AndyB13/02/2013 20:01:05
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Going back to the original question - none, if you were standing next to the tipper body wink

Cyril Bonnett13/02/2013 22:39:32
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I like the scratching of the head and the smile when he tips the bucket, you'd get jailed here for life if you let your kid any where near a machine like that let alone start it. Good on the wee fella hope he has a long and successful life.

Steven Vine13/02/2013 23:37:00
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In the late 60's, when I was about 13, I was taught to drive the Unigate electric 3 wheeler milk float and was even allowed to drive out of the back streets and onto the main roads. It was a common thing to let the milk boys drive the floats back then. Happy days. Up yours you health and safety do gooders.


Harold Hall 114/02/2013 09:39:33
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Why are you people so anti Health and Safety, hundreds would have died and many more escape serious injury without it, Some of you, like me, may unknowingly be among them.


John Stevenson14/02/2013 10:07:25
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Harold, I for one am not against Heath and safety, anyone who get to our ages with all 12 digits proves that. Health and safety is a frame of mind, not a load of laid down rules.

What I do object to is having to deal with the blowhards enforcing the rules, which in many cases don't even exist.

I have asked for copies of the said legislation and they have not been able to come up with it, mainly because it doesn't exist. They go away never to reapear. If there was an issue that would not happen.

This is the honest truth, I have had an 'inspector' pick a 2 week old angle grinder up, still with the CE sticker on it and insist that the top part of the wheel is guarded. When I pointed out theat the factory fitted guard was there to stop your hand sliding up and going into the wheel he insisted it have a full guard over it.

I got the number of his office, threw him out and rang them.

Told then not to send anyone who hadn't had practical experiance, that was over 7 years ago, never seen anyone since.

Obviously no one has practical experiance ?

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